Dodgers Reportedly Considering Starting Pitchers Instead of Relievers in Trade

The Dodgers could make a splash in the starting pitching market.

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Dodgers are looking at starting pitching upgrades, namely in the form of Blue Jays’ right-hander Marcus Stroman. The list alluded to most likely includes the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard, Rangers’ Mike Minor, and Tigers’ Matthew Boyd.

With trade target Jake Diekman now with Oakland and off the market, the change in strategy makes a little more sense for the front office.

Stroman, 28, is in the midst of a solid season with a 2.96 ERA. The issue is that Stroman is posting just a 19.3 K% and is arguably not much of an upgrade over Ross Stripling and Kenta Maeda.

Stroman could benefit from a change of scenery, but an acquisition of a guy like Noah Syndergaard would make more sense for the club.

The Dodgers do need bullpen help regardless, and while it is believed that they will get it, the need may be indirectly address through the acquisition of a top-tier starting pitcher.

This is also a thought:

Hyun-Jin Ryu and Rich Hill are free agents at the end of this year.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.


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  1. Most of the relief pitchers mentioned seem to have had issues….Heck bring up the farm hands and let them get some OJT……Dodger Bloggers should read “Field of Diamonds”

  2. buenas soy fanatico de LOS DODGERS tengo 60 años vivo en Caracas me parece que este es el año de la conquista en la serie mundial de Los Dodgers

  3. porque los dodgers adquiriero al jugador Tyler White es muy gordo poco atletico , aparentemente es buen bate , no creo que en las sucursales no habia un pelotero mejor que ese

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